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First Car

Discussion in 'Motors' started by dante6491, 21 Feb 2010.

  1. dante6491

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    Hi all! I am thinking of purchasing my first car since I can: I have had my licence for a year or so now and have a bit of money. A friend of the family is selling her Ford Fiesta for £3600 and I am seriously considering taking her up on it.

    It is a 1.4 petrol 04 plate Ghia model with only 25k on the clock, which seems pretty good. I have looked on Autotrader and the all the similarly priced Fiestas are 1.25 Zetec with slightly more mileage. I am not only looking at Fiestas but was just comparing them to the one I have been offered.

    My question to you guys is, well two questions are, firstly does it sound like a good deal to you guys? Secondly is there another car in that price range worth looking out for?

    Cheers,
    Alec
     
  2. Princey

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    You'd get a same age 1.6 Focus for that kind of money.
     
  3. ajstan

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    Always nice to buy from family though because you will always know the history of the car.

    OP that sounds like a great first car for you ;)
     
  4. dante6491

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    I am unsure how to take that wink :confused:

    Just looking on Autotrader for the kind of mileage I am being offered there are 1.2 Puntos, 1.2 Lupo/Fox and 1.2 Jazz. Not just on engine size, but comparatively they seem to be of a lower specification. This is a fairly "high grade Ford". Of course this is subjective, they are mainly plastic, but it's better than the other plastic in the range that I have seen.
     
  5. ajstan

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    What do you mean? I wasn't being sarcastic?
     
  6. dante6491

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    I find it hard tell whether sarcasm is conveyed on these forums. Generally I have to hear someone's voice to tell. Sorry.
     
  7. miniyazz

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    Plus you can guilt-trip them into paying you for your big expensive repairs you need the next week. :p
     
  8. ajstan

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    Exactly what I did with my car :p

    and np OP :)
     
  9. matt_fsr

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    Run an insurance quota on that, vs a similar 1.25 Zetec Fiesta, and also a 1.6 Focus if you're curious.

    May make a big difference with it being a first time insurance policy, depends on who's selling you the insurance.

    Saying that... it cost me around £70 more to insure my Mercedes (0 year NCB) compared to an old 1.3 engined Fiesta! :p